Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian provincial politics ’

Elections, elections, elections … what’s happening to democracy in Turkey, Thailand, and Alberta today?

May 18th, 2023 | By | Category: Countries of the World

SPECIAL FROM L. FRANK BUNTING, GRAND BEND, ON. 18 MAY 2023. My only first-hand memories of Turkey go back almost 16 years, to the early fall of 2007. It was just after the big second victory of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the July 22 election that year. But it was […]

Just what is going on in the Nova Scotia election anyway?

Sep 13th, 2013 | By | Category: In Brief

In theory the Nova Scotia provincial election this coming Tuesday, October 8 will be a test of the province’s first New Democrat government under Darrell Dexter. Dexter’s governing New Democrats were elected on June 9, 2009. By all traditional measures this was a massive breakthrough – the first ever NDP provincial government in Atlantic Canada, […]

Staying up late for the BC election back east .. and yet another big surprise!

May 14th, 2013 | By | Category: In Brief

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013. GANATSEKWYAGON, ON.  So …  here back east (well at least on the north shore of the most easterly of the North American Great Lakes, in anglophone Central Canada), we have only recently passed from May 14 to May 15. But already it seems that the current Western Canada Provincial Politics Syndrome […]

Big surprise in Alberta .. Danielle Smith not necessary … Alison Redford wins

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 11:45 PM ET/9:45 PM MT. So … Every now and then voters decide to ignore what one Alberta commentator has called “the media narrative,” and the opinion polls,  and even the obscure hasty opinions of aging bloggers from another planet such as myself. They vote against what all the chattering classes and […]

BC Liberal leadership: is 3-party system in the wings for Canada’s Pacific coast?

Feb 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

[UPDATED FEBRUARY 26, 6:50 PM PT]: For many in many parts of the world the Oscars this Sunday are the big event this weekend. But for hard-core Canadian political junkies it’s the BC Liberal leadership contest tomorrow. An internal poll “conducted by Ontario-based Praxicus Public Strategies” gives Christy Clark, the one lady in the race, […]

Does New Brunswick election show anything at all beyond the Mighty Miramichi?

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

In this past Monday’s New Brunswick election, Shawn Graham’s incumbent Liberal government won a mere 13 of 55 seats in the provincial legislature, with 34% of the popular vote. David Alward’s Progressive Conservative opposition won a very comfortable new majority government, with 42 seats and 49% of the popular vote.  (Neither the New Democrats, with […]